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The initial premise or assumption of your question that having some research that you can reference address these issues My hope is that if any research does exist, some or most of these issues will be covered. is probably going to set up unreasonable expectations. As you know, research is designed to answer specific questions under a specific set of ...


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Don Norman attempted to do a multimedia version for three of his books a while ago. From what I know, the experiment wasn't a success, you can probably find more about it online. He also talks about it in the last version of Design of Everyday Things. It is called First Person and here is a short video showcasing some of the ineractions First Person : Don ...


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I would narrow down the problem definition - documents are supposed to convey information. And to quote from Bret Victor (http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/#p155): Information software [...] mimics the experience of reading, not working. It is used for achieving an understanding—constructing a model within the mind. [...] For information software, all ...


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There is very little current research, possibly because the use cases for interactive documents has been taken over by the web, and in parallel, the increase in availability of devices and connectivity. One paper that discusses the attributes of an interactive document can be found at PubMed Central from 2011, 'Interactive Publication: The document as a ...


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Never underestimate the importance of brand colors although it may seems trivial in the beginning. If you implement colors only when they needed, you would find yourself in such situation. This is a common design problem and it usually happen in the middle of an app development. Design Problem When the colors are not set in the beginning, you will find ...


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Based off your question, here's a 2 part answer. 1. When in doubt, test it. Since this is UXSE and not Graphic Design SE, I'd suggest conducting usability testing on different versions on your list view app UI. Several ways to find out which color contrast or color choice is best for your end-users are A/B testing or use-case scenarios. 2. Understand the ...


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There's no single way people look at a page. What you're asking is kind of like "what is the best car". It depends. If you're looking for a specific case, try finding some eye tracking heatmaps related to that situation. However, there are a few things that will affect users, and can be used as rough guidelines. What is the most noticeable? There's a ...


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The reason you have been unsuccessful is probably because the research that is out there indicates that there is no universal flow. People's eyes jump all over the page. It all depends upon what catches their eyes first. Most research from the likes of the Nielsen Norman Group points to an F-Shape flow but this was research from the early 2000's so heavily ...



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